The Great Bay Run in Cape Charles is a new 5k race and 1.25 mile fun run/walk that will help to celebrate the Tall Ships at Cape Charles Festival.
The 5k course will wind around the beautiful town of Cape Charles, Virginia, located near the mouth of Chesapeake Bay on Virginia';s scenic Eastern Shore. A 1.25 mile fun run/walk will be offered as well. The 1.25 mile course uses the same start and finish lines.
In the 5k division, two age group awards will be given in the following categories:
Overall awards will be given to the top male and female finishers in the 5k and 1.25 fun run/walk (1st, 2nd, and 3rd places). The top masters runners will also receive awards.
Pre-registered entrants are guaranteed a T-shirt.
The Great Bay Run in Cape Charles aims to bring a competitive and fun racing experience to the Eastern Shore. However, just as important is our other objective-- to raise money for both the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as well as the Broadwater Academy Cross Country and Track & Field Teams.
The race is being directed by Eric Hack and Eva Noonan. Eric moved to the Eastern Shore of Virginia six years ago to take a teaching position at Broadwater Academy. Bringing his passion for running with him, he started cross country and track teams at the school. He coaches both teams, along with Eva. Half of the race';s proceeds will benefit these teams.
In 2004, Eric';s father, who was also a competitive runner during several periods of his life, lost a long battle with leukemia. In 1997, Steven Hack had been given 6 months to live when doctors finally correctly diagnosed the condition that had been bringing him chronic pain for half a decade. He was 41 years old. Upon receiving the bad news, Steven decided to pick up running again to gain fitness going into chemotherapy. Because of his courage and determination to fight cancer head on, Steven lived 14 times longer than doctors had told him. Even two days before his death, Steven, who was debilitated from medical preparations for a bone marrow transplant, was still working out on a hospital treadmill. Approximately half of the proceeds from the race will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in Eric';s father';s name. His determination and grit in the face of terminal illness can serve as inspiration to everyone that anything is possible if you are willing to fight against even the most overwhelming odds.
Event schedule and times
Race-day registration and packet pick up will be held from 7:00 - 8:00 AM near the starting line.
Races begin at 8:30 AM
Awards Ceremony will be held at 10:00 AM.
Volnteers will be at every intersection to monitor traffic.
A course map is availabe at this link: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/192994088